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Would you kill for love? That is the question the new opera ‘Love Burns’ asks.

Angela loves Jack. Jack cons Angela. After being swindled out of her life’s savings, Angela blackmails Jack into being with her. Together they hatch a scheme to get rich by killing lonely widows and stealing off with their fortunes. This is a night at the opera you won’t forget!

‘Love Burns’ is presented by The Other Theatre. The Other Theatre is an independent theatre and opera company dedicated to presenting the less explored corners of our cannon: forgotten classics, Australian premieres and little produced Australian work. Founded in 2018 by Eugene Lynch, The Other Theatre has presented sell-out seasons of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Mike Bartlett’s Cock, the Australian premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s The Dog, The Night and The Knife and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas

The opera has been written by Graeme Koehne and Louis Nowra. The production is being sponsored by the SBW Foundation and has been developed by the Shopfront Arts Co-op’s open shop program.

‘Love Burns’ will be performed at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst. ‘Love Burns’ only has four performances Friday 23rd October at 8pm and 9.30pm and Saturday 24 October at 8pm and 9.30pm.


Featured image : East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.



With the umbrella title AMADEUS: CLASSIC MOZART AND BACH the magnificent Willoughby Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and choir presented us with a tremendous performances featuring Mozart and Bach as well as two wonderful contemporary works. Their final concert for 2014 was performed in front of a full house. It was a privilege to have Gail Giles-Gidney, the Mayor of Willoughby, in attendance.

Special guest conductor Paul Fitzsimon was intense, energetic and fiery. He is currently on the staff of Opera Australia and also has various international conducting commitments. He looked slim and striking in orchestral black. Continue reading WSO AT THE CONCOURSE